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Old 06-21-2008, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, my bb ppearl it droped in the lazy river at work for no more than 15 seconds and just like a pool the river has chlorine in it. I took it apart and blow dried it with a blow dryer as soon as i got home but now all i get is the red light blinking on and off an sometimes the screen would blink on and of too. when i take the battery out and connect it to the charger the screen lights up with a battery and a red line through the battery. but when i took it to a cell phone technition he said that it cant be fixed but i believe it can be fixed and he just dont know how too fix it. so is there any advice some one can give me that would probally help. i would greatly appriciate it. tnx guys. oh and all this droping in the water incident happend on last friday.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take the battery out immediately! and leave it out.

Read this: Got Your BlackBerry Wet? - BlackBerryFAQ

Good luck.If you've already put the battery back in, it could be bricked, but drying it out well will give it a fighting chance. Hooking it up to a charger is a big no-no as well. LEAVE IT TO DRY FOR 4-5 DAYS.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i did that already
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you did that already, it's likely a goner. Try following the FAQ JSanders provided anyway.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i did that already
That's all the info you could offer us? I've revived many a BB. I would take it apart and clean it with rubbing alcohol. You'll need a T5 or T6 Torx screwdriver. Once you get it apart, remove the display from the circuit board. There is a small thin tape connection that connects it to the circuit board. Flip up the small metal flap and that will allow it to unplug. Then use a credit card to unstick the display from the board. Set it aside.

Then wash the circuit board with rubbing alcohol and a tooth brush. You can use a bit of compressed air (very light) to blow off all the alcohol. Then let it dry overnight. Then put it all back together.

However, if you tried using it while it was still wet inside you may have fried it and it may not come back.

Good luck.

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ok i like the alcohol sugestion but i did not try to use it while it was wet. and what type of alcohol should i use white or green? and if it was fried then y do the screen still light up with the battery and line through the battery when connected to the charger?
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I'm just thinking that "green" wouldn't be the best bet. Just use rubbing alcohol. That's what I've done in the past.

The battery could be bad, though. I would try it with a different battery.
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isopropyl alcohol, the higher purity the better.

**edit, isipropyl is the same as rubbing alcohol. Any local drug store will have it, often in various purity contents.**

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the good news is:
you have a friggin' lazy river at work!

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Get a new battery....it worked for my phone and I had the same symptoms. Cost $6 on ebay
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What is a lazy river?
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What is a lazy river?
at a water park it's a very long, fairly thin, winding pool.
you sit in an tube and just let the current take you. a "lazy river"
some parks i've seen them go all the way around/under/through existing rides.
they are quite boring but very relaxing.
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at a water park it's a very long, fairly thin, winding pool.
you sit in an tube and just let the current take you. a "lazy river"
some parks i've seen them go all the way around/under/through existing rides.
they are quite boring but very relaxing.

I Thought he was talking about the urinal.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Geez good luck, But i think the berry is dead.
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Geez good luck, But i think the berry is dead.

Not necessarily. I've swam with my BB a few times and once it's completely dried out its fine. As long as he didn't try to charge he shoul be fine.
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but he said he did... LOL...(sorry for the laugh)...he said he plugged it in with his battery and the screen flashed on and off... tahts frying the circuits BIG TIME!@
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